Yup, I’ve turned into *that* Mom who makes their kids dorky outfits for exciting events. Like the IOWA STATE FAIR!!!
I’m so excited I can barely stand it. It’s a toss-up if I’m more excited for the start of college football season, or the IOWA STATE FAIR. Ok…I promise I will stop using all caps here soon.
Anyways I happened upon the cutest of cute John Deere fabric and couldn’t resist. Although honestly I’ve had this brewing in my brain ever since I knew we would be in Iowa for the Fair.
The shorts are from the filthy expensive Oliver + S pattern I bought a month ago. I had hopes of making Syd that tea-party dress for this wedding we are going home for, but time has only allowed me to (trace) cut into the bloomer pattern.
I’m so excited that I have finally I found the perfect “bloomer” pattern that fits a baby-butt properly!!! I made a “test” pair out of the same fabric I used for Syds sundress and you can see them featured in this video. Not only were they a rockin’ test run they will also function as good bloomers to go with said sundress which Syd will be wearing to the wedding. I embellished a bit on these though with the yellow bow…don’t be fooled, it’s not a proper drawstring; I didn’t have enough bias tape for that. The onesie is just one from her stash and I sewed on a tractor from the fabric scraps left over. I think it ties everything together and gives the outfit another touch of dorky-whimsy.
I’m pretty excited for her to take her new outfit for a spin at her first-ever Iowa State Fair. Don’t worry; I’ll have my camera ready to capture the fun!
Oh and don’t you fret, her Iowa football outfit is coming soon!